Outstanding three/four-bedroom country house with privacy; exceptional rural location

  • Offers Over £360,000
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Key Selling Points

  • Rustic three / four bedroom cottage
  • Peacefull countryside setting
  • Wrap around private garden with off-street parking
  • Large double garage
  • Oil fired central heating
  • Farmhouse style kitchen with an Aga Range
  • Two bathrooms
  • Viewings by appointment only, 7 days a week
  • Entry date by mutual agreement
  • Home report available on request

Description

Nestled in the spectacular Scottish countryside, this beautiful family home is a delightful and prestigious addition to Hamish Homes’ portfolio. Constructed in the early 18th century, the property is accessed from a sweeping gravel drive lined with trees and lawns. A large parking area is in front of the attached garage. The house has a substantial interior space of 174m2 and has been completed throughout with a warm, neutral palette that creates a welcoming ambience.

The hall opens into the large lounge with ochre walls and a large and deeply set six-over-six sash window, complemented by a French door that opens onto a pretty flagstone patio. A chair rail, alcoves and wall sconces accentuate the relaxed feel and a white chimney piece houses a large wood-burning stove creating a striking focal point. The spacious kitchen-dining room epitomises country elegance. Stripped wooden floors and a British Racing Green Aga along with a tiled canopy, work beautifully with the white painted cabinetry, tiled worksurface and splash areas. A wide-open U-shape arrangement creates substantial room for a dining or farmhouse table. The adjoining utility room is generously sized and provides a great deal of space for additional storage and appliances.

The second lounge is decorated in soft sage greens and white joinery, with double-aspect sash windows that overlook the gardens. Wooden floors, a charming tiled mantelpiece and a cast iron hearth further enhance this delightful space, creating a lovely, light filled room for guests or, with its proximity to the downstairs shower room, an accessible bedroom for family members. The shower room is generously sized and tiled all around with some yellow accents, it contains a shower enclosure, a WC and a wash hand basin.

A dog-leg timber staircase opens onto a balustered landing. There are three further bedrooms with deeply coombed ceilings and sash windows, each room having floor areas large enough to have considerable usable space and head height. The three rooms are all charming with individual pastel colour schemes and have in-built storage. The bathroom is finished in blue and white and has a bath with a hand-held shower over it, a WC, and a wash hand basin.

The garden wraps around the house in a swathe of immaculate lawns and includes patios laid with natural stone flags and a wooden pergola. It is a private space enclosed with hedging and mature trees, with glimpses of the beautiful views clearly visible from many areas. A timber store lies close to the garage at the front of the house. Milton of Balnagowan is an exquisite property that offers a wonderful home for a family. Close to Inverness and Nairn, it also enjoys the benefits of a convenient location combined with an exceptional countryside setting near the coast. We know that this property will be very popular and early viewing is advised.

ABOUT ARDERSIER
Halfway between Nairn and Inverness, Ardersier is a charming village close to the Moray Firth with wonderful views of the Black Isle. Its interesting streets, filled with traditional houses and newer properties, are a pretty example of a coastal setting but have managed to retain the peacefulness that has characterised it since it was founded in the 17th Century. Originally a fishing village that also served the nearby military base, Fort George, the village continues to have a strong community with strong local activities. There are also small shops, pubs and places to eat in the village and it is a popular area with the type of gentle tourism that reflects its ambience well.

Recent infrastructure development, including the expansion of nearby Inverness Airport, has further enhanced Ardersier’s appeal, increasing its connectivity and making it an attractive prospect for people moving to the Highlands. Many of the population commute to Inverness and Nairn and there is a healthy entrepreneurial spirit in the area. Ardersier is 7 miles from Nairn, popular with visitors attracted to its beaches and history and 10 miles from the city of Inverness. There are several primary and secondary schools, medical facilities and wider services can also be found in Inverness, as well as in Nairn.

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Services: Mains Water & drainage, electric and gas.
Council Tax Band: E
EPC Rating: G (18)
Entry Date: By Mutual agreement
Home Report: Available on request.
Viewings: 7 Days a week accompanied by agent.
Included in the sale: All floor coverings curtains and blinds and all integrated kitchen appliances.

ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING LEGISLATION
As with all Estate Agents, Hamish is subject to Anti Money Laundering Regulations. These regulations require us as selling agents, to perform various checks on the property buyers and any offer presented to us must be accompanied by the current address, date of birth, and of proof of funds for all purchasers and of any family members who may be gifting deposits. From time to time, certified photographic evidence of the buyer’s identity and proof of address may also be required. We are unable to progress any sale to completion, until these requirements have been fully satisfied.

INTEREST:
It is important your solicitor notifies this office of your interest otherwise the property may be sold without your knowledge. Hamish strongly recommend that you discuss any particular points regarding the property which are likely to affect your interest in the property with them prior to viewing. Interested parties are advised to notify their interest, in writing, with Hamish as a closing date for offers may be set. The seller reserves the right to accept an offer made privately prior to any closing date and further, the seller is not bound to accept the highest, or indeed, any offer. These particulars, whilst believed to be correct do not and cannot form part of any contract. The measurements have been taken using a sonic tape measure and therefore are for guidance only.

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